What You Should Know

Ruben Diaz

April 12, 2012


By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Congressman Charles Rangel and Senator Adriano Espaillat

will attend Hispanic Ministers Banquet

You should know that this weekend many Evangelical Churches and their congregations, together with The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will join together to celebrate their 24th Annual Banquet.

You should also know that among the many dignitaries and elected officials who have confirmed their attendance are New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli, Congressman Charles Rangel, Senator Adriano Espaillat, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., New York City Comptroller John Liu and New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio.

The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization was created in 1988, with the purpose of defending and protecting those Biblical, traditional, family and moral values taught by the word of God, since then, each year the organization celebrates an annual banquet where more than 800 people including ministers, elected officials, and dignitaries gather to recognize those men and women who have done outstanding work on behalf of their communities and those in need.

This year’s annual banquet, which will take place Saturday April 14th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the banquet halls of Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue in the Bronx County, will be dedicated to six members of our community, who have excelled in their religious endeavors on behalf of their community and service to those that are most in need.

The Rev. Abelardo Batista - Bishop General of the Assembly of Christian Churches, Rev. Rene Cruz - Apostle of the Christian Church El Redentor, Rev. Pedro Olivieri – Pastor of the Church La Puerta Estrecha in upper Manhattan, Rev. Myrna Padro – Director of the Bible Institute Rehoboth, Dr. Pedro Sanchez - from the Dominican Republic and Mr. Juan Bautista Jimenez Reinoso - Lieutenant Colonel of the Dominican National Police.

These six individuals have been recommended and selected by the Executive Board of Directors of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, as the most prominent figures in the evangelical community during the year 2011.

You should know that we all rejoice in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing us to celebrate together another year of many victories, achievements, blessings and the opportunity to do his will.  

I am Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and this is what you should know.